Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Food and drink update
Although vaccine passports are no longer mandated by the Ontario government, some businesses have decided to retain the requirement. Others have crafted hybrid solutions that aim to welcome vaccinated and unvaccinated customers on alternate days. None of these decisions have been made lightly; no business enjoys turning away customers. Further, the following list of bars and restaurants plan to monitor the situation and adapt according to sales, feedback, and the status of the virus.
▪️Hintonburg Public House announced 2 Dose Thursdays, when vaccine passports will be required to all customers upon entry. On every other day no proof of vaccination will be necessary, Walk-ins are available or you can book a table by calling 613-421-5087. The HPH will not be running takeout or delivery until further notice; check their social media feeds for updates. 1020 Wellington Street West.
▪️For the time being, Cantina GIa will continue to require proof of vaccination from dine-in customers. Meanwhile, the take out lunch and dinner menus are extensive, and the shop includes a curated wine selection and frozen meals to reheat at home. They’ve also got some sweet new hoodies. 749 Bank Street.
▪️Parlour will continue to remain at 50% capacity and require proof of vaccination, however, buyouts for private events are excluded. 1319 Wellington Street.
▪️Paper Tiger Noodle Bar will continue requiring proof of vaccination at the door. Take out is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays before 7:00pm. 1091 Bank Street.
▪️While Zolas is open to a full capacity and no longer requires proof of vaccination, the restaurant will be monitoring the situation over the next 14 days, and may adjust this policy according to staff and guest feedback. Zolas is currently running a “Marty Gras” promotion for the chance to win a $500 gift card to Magpie Jewelry in the Rideau Centre. All you have to do to be in with a chance is to order from the Marty Gras menu (named after Magpie Jewelry owner Martin Wright, whose business was closed during the trucker protest). Darren got a faraway look in his eyes when he saw “Shrimp Po’Boy” on the Marty Gras menu, so you know what he’ll be ordering. 2194 Robertson Road.
▪️Until the end of today, you can purchase one of Sula Wok’s excellent tees for just $10 when you spend $50 or more. The shirts, which come in a variety of vivid hues and feature adorable dumpling characters, were designed in-house by the owners’ son. 184 Main Street.
▪️Get your Jazz on with the Nebula Organ Trio at Q Bar in Queen St Fare tonight, where you will also find $3 draught beer, house wine and bar rail from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. 170 Queen St West.
▪️The Atomic Rooster (303 Bank Street) has $10 burger and fries tonight from 4:00pm to 1:00am, and “Rare Groove” tunes will be spinning from 10:00pm to 2:00am. Proof of vaccination is not necessary.
▪️Hump day keeps getting better: visit Broadhead Beer on Hoppy Wednesdays, when you’ll find 16oz pours for a measly $6 each. They also have a full Meatings menu for hungry ones. 1680 Vimont Ct Unit 106, Orléans.
Mark your calendars, ‘cause this ain’t no joke. One of Ottawa’s most romantic drinks spots, the Moonroom will be reopening for the summer on April 1st. They’re currently hiring all positions, too. 442 Preston Street.
Speaking of Moonroom, chef Quinn Taylor will join Daniela Manrique Lucca (Soca Kitchen & Plantain Cartel), Anna Côte (Birch Bite), Katie Ardington (Beckta Group), Caroline Murphy (Corner Peach), Kat Ferries (Stofa Restaurant), Dominique Dufour (Gray Jay), and Kelly Mason (Mason Vineyard) (bottle of Mason Vineyards Collab Series Rose 2020) for a fantastic International Women’s Day take-home meal. Pickups will be at Stofa Restaurant (1356 Wellingston St. W) this Sunday. The complete menu is $175+HST. Proceeds benefit Minwaashin Lodge. Booking website.
Yesterday we wrote about an accident on the O Train. Due to a probably cat-related editing error, most of the paragraph was missing. The accident happened between two maintenance vehicles at low speed during the off hours. Thank you to the many, many readers who pointed this out.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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